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  1. Congrats! Does anybody know if BC courts send rejection emails, or when they finish sending out interview offers?
  2. To add to this thread, does anyone know what the application process looks like for the Crown in Vancouver? Is there 2L summer positions, or is that solely for articling students?
  3. Does anybody know if Allard gives course prizes for the top mark in each class? I have heard of them from people at other schools, but I have never heard of them at Allard, so wondered if they had stopped giving them. Just curious
  4. Congratulations!! That is so fantastic! Do you know where you were on the waitlist?
  5. Hey guys, I am a little late to the party because I didn't really expect to get into UBC this year, but I did... exactly one day AFTER all of the scholarship applications were due. Lol. I was just wondering if anyone had any good websites for finding scholarships which are merit-based for students entering 1L. I probably won't qualify for most need-based scholarships due to the fact that I have no student loans out, but my average was above 90 for the last two years of my undergrad, so I am looking for something that considers those grades. Do those kind of scholarships exist, and is there some kind of search engine that I can use to find them? Thanks in advance for your help - I am hopeless at this! I have been looking independently but I am really not finding much.
  6. They're on the boards somewhere here already but my average was approx. 83-84% and LSAT was 161. Average for this past year (which they didn't count towards my cGPA) was over 90%, as was last year, so there was a strong trend. Not sure to what extent that mattered but I did send them my most recent grades for the file.
  7. I had accepted a spot at UVic and withdrew today via email (no response yet) in favour of a UBC offer. Good luck everyone!
  8. Received and accepted an offer today via the discretionary waitlist!
  9. Offer received today from the Discretionary Waitlist. I started in position #7, so it has moved at least that much
  10. What position were you? They advised me it will move around 10+ spots - did you hear differently?
  11. I called and then emailed! They advised that it moves quite a bit over the summer
  12. I'm waitlisted #7 on the discretionary waitlist which is apparently different! Does anyone know how much movement this list sees typically? I didn't even know it existed! Lol
  13. Waitlist #7 - does anyone know how much it tends to move? I'm not sure if I should remain hopefully or not with so few spots
  14. Has anyone heard anything yet? Sounds like the waitlist has been ranked, which surprises me as I don't believe discretionary offers have gone out yet, but perhaps my file has just ended up in limbo somewhere in "File Complete - Awaiting Review" land... just wanted to make sure lol
  15. I'm surprised the wait-list is ranked yet! Do discretionary waitlist offers just go at the end of the waitlist then?
  16. I can second this actually - I really had trouble sleeping as well and I am not an anxious test-writer typically. I don't know that it would necessarily be worth the wait as I found the 8am to be managable nonetheless, but it all depends on how you feel! Definitely worth taking into consideration though. Or just go to bed at like 5pm the night before lol. If you really take the time to go through them slowly and learn from each test, that should be plenty. However, you can always get more if you need them, or repeat past tests as was mentioned above, so don't worry about running out - I found the most recent LG sections to be the most helpful though, as some of the older ones are different (only a tiny bit, though).
  17. Totally makes sense - how many PTs do you have by the way? Do you have access to all of the previous LSATs? I would recommend moving slower through the PTs and taking time to revise your mistakes carefully, rather than doing a ton of practice tests very quickly, as that is one mistake which I certainly made. Also check out the LSAT tracker if you haven't already - I think it's on the manhattan prep website and I believe it's free - it helps you to figure out where your areas of weakness are so you can tailor your studying. But yes definitely take your time to figure it all out, and give your all to whichever test you commit to
  18. Maybe I'm underthinking this, but you could just do both Sept and Dec if you feel prepared enough by September. Then, if it doesn't go well, you can write in Dec. However, UBC told me via phone that the rolling admissions system does not disadvantage people who get looked at later in the cycle (aside from February as this is after the cut-off). I don't really understand how that could work, but that's what they said... so keep that in mind - maybe ask them yourself. My advice would be not to make any plans about when to write until you have done a diagnostic after some studying - you might find that your diagnostic after a bit of review is much higher than the cold one - who knows. For some people, 4 months is more than enough, so you never know. Basically, start studying first and make decisions later would be my advice. My last piece of advice is that if you are taking fall courses, DO NOT DO THE LSAT AT THE SAME TIME. Some people can do it, and I certainly tried, but I found that no matter how much I thought I was going to study, I totally didn't, just because it was either my grades (permanent) or my LSAT (re-doable) that were going to suffer.... the choice seemed obvious So more than the admissions cycle, I would think about what is going to be happening in your life at each time point and which one will be most conducive to studying.
  19. What was your index this year? It might make a difference if you were very close to the cutoff vs. very far away
  20. Mine is the same but I am discretionary so that might be why. However, I did expect them to review us in the regular category as well - I heard that I would likely be waitlisted but absolutely no confirmation of that since they said it the first time... a bit of a mystery.
  21. Mine was in SWING! No idea how many, both swing lecture halls were full though
  22. Thanks for the input everyone, it helped me to see the light! For some reason, I definitely was not thinking enough about the originality aspect but more about my own knowledge/credentials... I think I am just putting off the inevitable lol.
  23. Thanks joeyman365 and ProfReader for your input - I will go ahead and try now, and if all else fails, try again later!
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